Vauxhall Astra 1.5 Turbo D Ultimate Nav 5dr Auto Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £29,510What Car? Target Price£25,119
Review

Attractive company car tax bills and big discounts for private buyers are the two main pulls of the Vauxhall Astra. If you’re looking to inject a little excitement to your daily commute, the Ford Focus is a better bet, but the Astra is still a fair choice if you just want a down-to-earth family hatchback.

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Trim: Ultimate Nav

Range-topping Ultimate Nav trim is too pricey to recommend, despite coming with luxuries such as 18in alloy wheels and sophisticated LED headlights that can be left undipped and still won’t dazzle oncoming drivers.

Engine: 1.5 Turbo D

This diesel engine delivers adequate acceleration, although there is a noticeable pause between you squeezing your right foot and the car surging forward – especially from low revs. The optional nine-speed automatic gearbox available with this engine only compounds the problem, although not quite to the point the Astra feels frustratingly sluggish


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

370

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

135

g/km

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